Fall Recruiting Conference

November 6th, 2019

Best Buy World Headquarters
Richfield, MN
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Date & Time:
Wed, November 6, 2019
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
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$109 - $149

Event Details


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Prices are as follows:  

  • Team registration $129 / person (for teams of 6+ attendees)
  • Individual registration $149 / person (for 1-5 attendees)
  • For Recruiting teams of 10+, please contact us.

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This is your opportunity for professional growth and development, continuing education credits, and to build your network and relationships with top Recruiting, HR, and Talent Management professionals throughout the Twin Cities and Minnesota. 

Join Minnesota Recruiters for a premier professional development conference with 400+ of your Recruiting and HR peers, on Wednesday, November 6th, 2019! The event will be held at the Best Buy's World Headquarters, in Richfield, MN.

Invest in your professional development in 2018! We know your time is valuable, so we've put together 1/2 day of action-filled content with new ideas you can implement when you get back to your office. 

In addition to learning from highly sought-after speakers who will be focused on delivering content relevant to your career development as a recruiting and HR professional, your registration includes:

  • Free parking
  • SHRM re-certification credits
  • Wifi access
  • The best peer networking with recruiting and HR professionals throughout Minnesota
  • Prize Drawings
  • Continental breakfast and beverages in the morning and snacks and beverages during the breaks
  • Exclusive Minnesota Recruiters swag
Fall Recruiting Conference

The Speakers



Steve Lowisz 2.jpgSteve Lowisz 

As a keynote speaker, successful five-time entrepreneur, and global trainer, Steve blends deep, real-world experience with an engaging stage presence designed to capture attention, provoke thoughts, and drive real action. Every session is customized to drive the greatest possible impact, combining engaging stories (including personal failures) and practical tools and techniques that drive attendees to learn and act!

Steve Lowisz is the go-to expert on talent acquisition, talent optimization, personal development, diversity & inclusion, and business performance for a startup, equity-backed, and Fortune 500 companies across the globe. He has more than two decades of experience helping companies find and unlock the performance of their teams. Fact about Steve: 

  • CEO of the Qualigence Group of Companies that he founded in 1999
  • Served on the board of multiple non-profit organizations including Pathways Family Centers and Wheels for
  • Warriors and is the founding member of the Qualigence Cares Foundation.
  • Steve has been featured in Fortune Magazine, CNN Money, The Detroit Free Press and on Bloomberg Radio.


Doug Berg 168 x168.jpgDoug Berg  

Doug is a renowned entrepreneur and innovator of talent technology, founding startups like techies.com and Jobs2web (acquired by SuccessFactors/SAP for $110M) and raising over $125M dollars in venture capital. Doug is an active investor and advisor to several bleeding-edge technology companies and serves as Chief Zapper of ZAPinfo.io, one of the fastest-growing recruitment automation platforms in the market, interfacing with more than 100 talent platforms, social networks, and search engines globally.


Kate B. .jpegKate Bischoff  

Kate Bischoff is an energetic and enthusiastic attorney and SHRM-SCP human resources professional, who advises employers in a wide range of industries on employment law matters from recruitment to termination and beyond. Kate’s recruiting experience comes from her experience as the Human Resources Officer for the U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem and U.S. Embassy Zambia – two places where recruiting presents interesting challenges. With this experience, Kate understands the business needs of recruiters and looks for practical and compliant solutions.

A self-professed technology geek, Kate is particularly passionate about the use and impact of social media and technology in the workplace. You can find her tweeting about technology and human resources from her office, her home, and just about everywhere in between.


Jason_Buss 168x168.jpgJason Buss

With 23 years of human resources and talent acquisition leadership experience, Jason Buss is a recognized expert with deep experience in identifying, recruiting and hiring high-performing teams. He is currently the vice president of talent acquisition for MongoDB.

Jason has authored and published content in, and has been quoted by The Huffington Post, Fast Company, Bloomberg, MarketWatch, Society for Human Resource Management, Corporate Executive Board and more.

He is also the founder of the Recruiters Network and serves as the president and community leader for several of the nation’s largest and most active regional recruiting communities. You can connect with Jason on LinkedIn or Twitter @jjbuss.


8:30 - 9:00: Check-in and networking

9:00 - 9:10:  Kickoff with Jason Buss, Founder, Recruiters Network

9:10 - 10:10:  Steve Lowisz- Recruiting Sucks...But It Doesn't Have To!  

10:10 - 10:30: Kate Bischoff  

10:30 -10:55: Networking Break 

10:55-11:00: Prize Drawings & Announcements

11:00 - 12:00: Doug Berg- 2020 Recruiting   

12:00: Wrap up

Session Descriptions

Steve Lowisz 

Recruiting Sucks...But It Doesn't Have To!

Recruiting is about understanding the real drivers of the other party and presenting a compelling picture of a future possibility.  Effective recruiting is NOT about pitching a “great opportunity” to someone you know little to nothing about. In this session, you will learn the 5 Keys to increasing your influence as a talent acquisition expert. Through this interactive discussion around the practical skills every professional recruiter needs to master, you will leave with multiple strategies you can implement immediately to increase your success in every recruiting conversation.

Attendees will walk away with:

  • An understanding of the power of purpose
  • Effective strategies to communicate the message
  • Mastering the art of questions
  • How to have an influencing mindset
  • Ways to take compelling action


Doug Berg  

2020 Recruiting  

Recruiting has changed dramatically in the last 20 years, and recruiting in 2020 will look even more different than it does today. Advances in technology and consumer marketing alongside the advent of AI, bots, and automation have changed the game. It’s never been more confusing to understand the technology available, how it can work together, and what you should be considering NOW to be ready for the next generation of recruiting.

Doug will share the biggest trends and technologies in the talent market - the ones truly changing the hiring game - that need to be considered in 2019 to give you a clear vision of what recruiting will look like in 2020 and beyond.


Kate Bischoff  

Hey Recruiters!  The offer letter just got way more complicated.  Do you have all the right information on yours?  In July, Minnesota’s new Wage Theft Law went into effect.  Without changing the substance of Minnesota wage and hour law, it makes telling employees everything they need to know to calculate their wages on their own, the norm.  So, should you use the government-created form, your own, or add more information to the offer letter?  Employment attorney, Kate Bischoff, will walk recruiters through the requirements and how not to make the notice requirements “just another form.”

Learning objectives:

  1. Understand the latest wage and hour notice requirements
  2. Analyze necessary information to comply with new requirements
  3. Develop questions for hiring managers and HR professionals to meet requirements.

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